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The “Perfect” Hat

When my youngest son, Austin, was eight years old, he brought home a Christmas present, handmade at school especially for me. As we sat down together to open it, I noticed he lacked his usual excited grin and anticipatory squirm as I began unwrapping the gift. Instead, he looked slightly forlorn and a little sad. As the custom wrapping job, …

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Music Monday: The Happiness You Deserve

As Tom and I happily celebrated our wedding anniversary, I loved re-reading this Stretch from 6 years ago (man, times flies, doesn’t it?) and thought you might too. The lessons are as powerful for me now as they were then. As you celebrate Memorial Day and kick off your summer, I hope you remember that you deserve the best life, and it’s …